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Security investment - DIY v Peace of Mind?

If you’re considering investing in a new security system for your business or home, but aren’t decided on whether to buy a DIY system or a professionally fitted one, the following points should help you make up your mind:

Cost effective:

Dependant on your requirements, a DIY security system will be the more attractive option if you are on a bit of a budget, as it will be more cost effective (at least initially).

However, did you know that some insurance companies offer discounts on insurance premiums for properties with professional security systems? This can help offset the initial higher installation costs of paying for a professional install, and actually provide you with long-term savings.



Professional security companies have trained engineers with extensive knowledge and experience in designing and installing security systems. They can assess your specific needs, for example identifying any security blackspots and recommend the most appropriate equipment to use. 

There are differing professional systems to suit a range of budgets.



A professional security system can offer a wider range of options and advanced features to choose from, enabling more options when it comes to customisation and scalability as your needs change or expand.


It is common for STS to re visit expanding customers to increase the amount of cameras and expand their access control system.

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Reliability and performance:

Professional security systems are designed to provide reliable performance and so undergo more rigorous testing. They use higher quality equipment, to ensure their effectiveness and durability.

For a DIY system the technology supplied tends to be ‘off the shelf’ components and consumer grade technology.

24/7 Support:

A professional security installer will offer their customers 24/7 technical telephone support and troubleshooting assistance as part of any new security installation or indeed security takeover project.


24/7 Monitoring:

Professional security providers can offer 24/7 monitoring services if required.



Whether CCTV or a burglar alarm, professional security systems can more easily integrate with other property automation and smart technology, locks and lighting systems for example. This allows for centralised and more efficient control of your properties security and this is where the knowledge and experience of a professional installer, can be utilised.


Peace of Mind:

Having a professional security system installed provides peace of mind, knowing that your property is protected by a reliable and tested system.

When it comes to security, don’t we all just want peace of mind?

Secure Tech Systems can offer a FREE security review for any home or business in Kent, looking for a professional security system, so please do get in touch, we are always happy to advise.

You can reach our head engineer directly on: 01622 278870

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